Author Archives: Cheryl Whitney Lower

CCI Funding for Unpaid Internships! Resume Approvals! Chance to Win a Free Flight!

Considering an internship this summer? Here are the steps to find (and fund) a summer internship! 

Resume Approvals and Winning a Flight!

  • Have your resume approved and get started on an internship search with a Peer Career Advisor. Visit go/PCAs for drop-in hours and locations (closed during Winter break).
  • BONUS: All students have a chance to win a free flight by completing your Handshake profile and uploading your approved resume by February 23.

Need Help Finding an Internship?

Fund an Unpaid Internship

  • Apply for CCI Internship funding by April 7. Must have secured an internship to apply. 
  • Funding applications open in late February.
  • See go/summerfunding for details and eligibility. 

Find and Fund Your Summer Internship Info Session

Tues, Jan. 10, 4:30-5:30 pm, BiHall 216
Considering an internship this summer but don’t know how to get started? This workshop is for you. 

We will walk you through how to find an internship and discuss CCI’s grants for unpaid summer internships.

Register in Handshake to attend the event in-person or if you cannot attend but want a recording sent to you after the event.    

Brought to you by the Center for Careers and Internships.

Explore What’s Next with CCI: An Event for Sophomores and Sophomore Febs

Thursday, Jan. 12, 3:00-5:00 pm, Wilson Hall, McCullough

Join SGA and the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) at this sophomore-specific event to discover CCI resources, learn about CCI’s signature programs, meet advisors and staff (and special invited guests), and take away helpful guides.

Come any time between 3-5 pm; visit tables to chat with staff members from CCI, CTLR, and MiddCore Summer Intern Lab, as well as your Sophomore Dean. Enjoy delicious snacks and earn stamps on your “CCI passport” to win prizes!

RSVP here!

Apply Now to Earn Credit for your Winter Term Internship!

Do you have a Winter Term internship lined up or want to consider doing a J-term internship? Here’ s the information you’ll need if you want to take part in an internship AND earn credit for the internship.  
STEP 1: Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA). No appointment necessary. See go/PCAs for times and locations.  

STEP 2: Secure your internship. Check out the exciting Winter Term internships currently posted in Handshake, visit go/findinternships for tips, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor or visit a PCA for help.  

STEP 3: Find a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor. See FAQ at go/WTinternships for more info on academic sponsors.  

STEP 4: Read the Internship Agreement Form. Make sure you agree with all the terms. You will be asked in the Application for Credit to affirm that you have read and agree to abide by all requirements.  
STEP 5: Write your personal statement for your application for credit including 3 scholarly sources (see samples).  

STEP 6: Create an Experience in Handshake – this is your application for credit. go/Handshake>Career Center>Experiences>Request an Experience. Select Winter Term Application for Credit/Funding and Winter Term 2023 and answer all questions marked with an asterisk. Immediately after submitting, attach your personal statement and your CCI-approved resume.  CCI has funding grants available for students on financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis or for internships related to conflict transformation.  

Internship credit and funding is approved on a rolling basis up until Dec. 1. See details at go/WTinternships and apply now! Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower for questions.   

Please note: Sophomores through Super Seniors who have been enrolled for Fall ’22 (exceptions apply) or those on an approved study away program (Middlebury or non-Middlebury) are eligible to earn credit during Winter Term 2023. Students doing remote internships are only eligible for campus housing if you have been/will be on-campus the full year.
 
FAQs, Timeline & Application Instructions here!
 

Considering a Winter Term Internship?

What would you like to do this Winter Term? Have you considered a Winter Term internship? 

CCI has some amazing opportunities in Handshake (more to come) ranging from health care, to finance and consulting, to international education, to arts and publishing, to law, politics, and more! 

Here are a few to get you excited: 

Healthcare/Rural Medicine Internship at Mountain Area Health Education Center Asheville, NC

Office of the General Counsel at Middlebury (will be located in Monterey for J-Term)

Teaching English in Costa Rica

Editorial Intern at New England Review (on-campus)

Middlebury Health and Wellness/Residential Life Offices Intern (on-campus)

See more Winter Term Internships here!

You can also find or create your own internship anywhere in the U.S. or the world!  Here’s how CCI can help. 

See tips for finding an internship at go/FindInternship.

Drop into Quick Questions to meet with a Peer Career Advisor.

Schedule an appointment with a CCI (or CTLR) advisor for help. 

See details at go/WTinternships for applying to earn credit for your Winter Term internship (including info on Winter Term grants).  Please note important deadlines and get started now.  Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower for questions. 

April 10: CCI Internship Funding Deadline AND March 27: Application deadline for some great paid internships

Planning to participate in an unpaid internship this summer? Sunday, April 10 is the deadline to apply for CCI’s internship funding grants!  

  • CCI has $3500 or $1000 competitive internship grants.
  • April 10 – one and only deadline to apply for internship grants.
  • Details, eligibility, FAQs, and forms: go/summerfunding.
  • Must have a secured internship and a CCI-approved resume to apply for funding.
  • Visit the Peer Career Advisors (PCA) for resume approvals no later than April 1!

Still searching for a summer internship? The Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) can help!

Who Can Help?

  • Drop into Quick Questions for help with your internship search, navigating Handshake, or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule an appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.  

Searching for a Summer Internship? The Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) can help!

CCI’s Top Tips for Finding Internships

How Do I Get Help?

  • Drop into Quick Questions for help with your internship search, navigating Handshake, or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule an appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.Handshake has over 4000 paid and unpaid internships! CCI advisors can help you find those that match your interests.

What If My Internship is Unpaid?

  • CCI has $3500 or $1000 competitive internship grants.
  • Funding deadline: April 10. Details, eligibility, FAQs, and forms: go/summerfunding.
  • Must have a secured internship and a CCI-approved resume to apply for funding.
  • Visit the Peer Career Advisors (PCA) for resume approvals no later than April 1!